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First Thoughts: E3 and Apple Announcements

Apple Wallpaper by davidgsteadman - Some rights reserved

Apple Wallpaper by davidgsteadman - Some rights reserved

Ok i apologise in advanced, this post isn’t going through the usual routine checks that i make because I want to get this down while I still have it all in my head, im going to start with Apples Announcements and then going to cover E3 (well the bits im interested in anyhow)

Apple Made A Liar Out Of Me

Yes that really is the opening line I want to lead with, Apple is not my favorite company but they are from the company I Dislike the most. But im afraid they may have just made me a convert. The announcement of the Ios features coming to the phone were great and things that we all kinda knew were coming we just wanted to see how, The new notification center, improvements to the spell checking, the email, the web browser, i think they effectively rewrote most of their propriety Apps and made them better from what I can see.

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The Angels Have The Phone

You know it’s an interesting things watching the way that culture changes around you.

It seems the general public gets more and more quirky each day that I see it. For example the title of this post. I saw this written on grout for the tilling of a museum toilet of all places.

Not just another fancy artsy exhibition statement, just something someone had deemed fit to write on a wall that is slowly filling with writing.

Other examples of notes are

“the Jedi are coming”
“kick the Tories out”


“Free your mind”

For whatever reason people have seen fit to start filling this wall with phrases and sentences they think are, I dunno, entertaining? Relevant? A freedo of expression maybe?

Who knows, for whatever reason I find this quirky and fun, a living piece of art, in the toilet of a museum, being created slowly and organically by the public >.<

There are there examples, a good one is maybe street busking, if used to be something that was done by just one, or at most two people, with just there acustic instruments and there voice.

However, take a walk around the city centre now and you will see that there are Now full bands getting in in the act, bringing portable amps, microphone rigs and playing for all two are worth, bringing CDs they have mixed themselves for sale. And the quality of these guys are fantastic, much better then the buskers that I remember from being a nipper (or maybe I wasn’t musically tuned back then [doubtful] )

Here’s a short examples of some of the buskers seen around Sheffield in the last couple of weeks:

(available in HD just adjust the quality on the bottom left of the player when it starts)

And even the shops are buying into this quirkiness of culture, town today saw thorntons have a “robot chocolatier” outside there store who was “powered by donations”.

Now the donations were for the nspcc, a respectable cause and coupled with the quirkiness I’m sure it brought in a few donations bit it’s fun to see where people will go with these things.

Anyway, time to re-enter the quirky world that we live in, any thoughts on the matter?